Bach Magnificat & Handel Dixit Dominus

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Event details

Date Saturday, November 26th, 2016
Time 7:30 pm
Location Southernhay URC, Southernhay, Exeter


J.S. Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No 4

G.F. Handel – Dixit Dominus

J.S. Bach – Magnificat in D Major (with Christmas hymns)

Join Exeter Bach Society for a selection of 18th century Baroque masterpieces. All three works are a triumph of compositional brevity. Whilst the melodic motifs remain rich and expansive the musical forms are tightly controlled in complete contrast to the extended ‘da capo’ arias of Bach’s later passions and Handel’s oratorios.

This performance will also restore the four Christmas hymns from the E flat version of the Magnificat, written for Christmas Day in Leipzig, 1723, in order to add a touch of festivity to the occasion as we enter the 2016 holiday season.

Musical Director: Jonathan Lucas Wood

Leader: Anna Cockroft

Soprano: Bethany Partridge

Soprano: Aimee Presswood

Alto: Alex Masters

Tenor: Philip Pooley

Bass: Tim Mirfin

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